The State Liberal Party is once again in disarray, unable to come up with a coherent or consistent position on the redevelopment of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site.
News release - Stephen Mullighan
Heavy vehicle access has been improved for trucks travelling in the Outback and through the Riverland to improve the efficiency and safety of freight and livestock transportation.
Global resource management company, Veolia Group, has been chosen as the successful tenderer to develop the Gillman industrial precinct following the expressions of interest process.
The Outer Harbor rail crossing at Park Terrace in Bowden will be one of three level crossings permanently closed within weeks as the major excavation for the rail underpass begins for the Torrens Rail Junction project.
Almost 30 digital bus stops are proposed for the city, and signage has been upgraded at O-Bahn interchanges in preparation for the opening of the $160 million O-Bahn tunnel.
Tenders will be called tomorrow to design and construct the 5.5 kilometre Gawler East Link Road to connect Main North Road with residential developments in the eastern part of the town.
New ticket gates have been installed at the Salisbury Railway Station as part of a $2.1 million package to reduce fare evasion which costs the public transport network millions of dollars each year.
Tenders have been called to create an extra 180 car parks at the Parafield Railway Station.
The State Government and City of Salisbury are joining forces on a $2.4m upgrade of pedestrian and cycling access to the Mawson Interchange and Elder Smith Road bridge.
The works include:
- Installing a shared use path, ramp and stairs on the southern side of the Elder Smith Road bridge to:
o Improve pedestrian and cycling access from the western side of the rail corridor via Augustine Street
o Connect to the Mawson Interchange and the City of Salisbury’s Green Trails.
- Widening of the shared use path on the Elder Smith Road Bridge to better cater for pedestrians and cyclists and improve access to the Interchange.
The City of Salisbury will contribute $1.6m to the project with $800 000 from the State Government’s Better Access to Public Transport program.
Works are expected to start in early October and be completed by early 2018, weather permitting.
Elder Smith Road will remain open to traffic however speed and lane restrictions may apply.
Every effort will be made to minimise impacts during construction works and there will be no impact to train services.
Quotes attributable to Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan
The Mawson Interchange is one of the busiest train stations in the Adelaide Metro rail network with approximately 5000 boardings each day.
But unlike other stations across Adelaide, fewer than half the passengers walk or cycle to the station each day on average.
By creating better paths and improving access to the interchange it is hoped that we can encourage more people to choose the healthier option and ride a bike or walk to the interchange.
Quote attributable to Labor candidate for Playford Michael Brown
As a local resident, I know how hard it is to walk or cycle to the Mawson Lakes Interchange.
With these new works, we will be able to provide easier access and reduce the numbers of people who have no choice but to use a car.
Quote attributable to City of Salisbury Mayor Gillian Aldridge
These works will improve access to public transport and the Mawson Lakes CBD by establishing a vital link for pedestrians and cyclists to access over Mawson Interchange.
The project will also mark the completion of an uninterrupted Shared Use Path between the Salisbury City Centre and Mawson Lakes CBD along the City’s river corridors.
This means pedestrians and cyclists can safely travel between these two key business precincts without ever having to cross a motorway.
New activities on the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site will start within days of its closure as a health facility, to continue drawing hundreds of people to the site.
One of the busiest stretches of Goodwood Road will be resurfaced this month with a $1.1 million State Government investment.
Local South Australian family-owned business McMahon Services has been selected as the preferred contractor for the first stage of demolition at the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site.